A clumsy-looking older attempt at making this model, PSS (pre-shoe school!) I made a number of prototypes before settling on what you see next.
The paper pattern, after a lot of adjustments
The silver fashion leather roughly cut, cemented to pigskin (because the silver lambskin is so thin, I wanted a thick lining material), and stitched. I usually cut first then stitch, but the roller foot on the sewing machine negotiates the sharp angles better if there’s extra material to grip.
The completed upper, all pieces cut out and the halves stitched together at the center
The upper formed around the last and taped to the top sole—bottom view…
…and seen from the right side.
The straps cemented (at left) and then skived (at right)
The soles, which I shaped after soaking in water and then left to dry completely.
The uppers and topsoles cemented to the soles
Still to do: trim the soles, finish their edges, cement on heels.